Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
religion? >> we're a nation of religious illiterates. >> reporter: stephen prothero is a professor of religion at boston university. >> we have a lot of people who love jesus but don't know much about him. we have a lot of people who believe and hope that the bible is the word of god but they don't really bother to read it. >> reporter: and it shows. on average, americans correctly answered 16 of 32 religious knowledge survey questions. >> the three groups that come out on top in this survey are atheists and agnostics, jews along with mormons. >> reporter: at the bottom? >> mainline protestants, catholics and those who describe their religion as just nothing in particular. >> reporter: here's some of the results from the survey. when asked the dalai lama's religion... >> hindu? >> i'm going to say hindu. >> some sort of middle eastern religion. >> reporter: fewer than half of americans correctly answered that the dalai lama is... >> buddhist. >> reporter: name of the first book of the bible. >> i don't know. >> reporter: more than a third of americans don't know genesis is the firs
Sep 28, 2010 12:00am EDT
for stephen colbert to testify last week. nancy pelosi said in is a wonderful thing. majority leader steny hoyer disagreed with nancy pelosi. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> he was called by the democratic chair. >> you asked me chris, whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> sean: they don't have time to vote on how much the business in this country is going to be paying in taxes. >> oh god there we go. >> i agree with steny, i don't think it was appropriate. he said i think it was more embarrassing for colbert. that's what colbert does. he's a schtick guy why do we need him on capitol hill testifying -- >> sean: how about voting on -- >> i think it is embarrassing. he's got his show, do his show, do it from there. >> the idea of having celebrities testify has gotten out of hand. colbert testified in character. [ talking over each other ] >> hearings are supposed to be about listening -- eliciting information to legislate not about self-aggrandizement for the commit at th
Sep 17, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Sep 27, 2010 11:00am EDT
stephen could he berth's appearance before congress inappropriate. he testified in character on the topic of agricultural workers. jon here is a pretty bleak forecast for the american waistline. citizens of the world's richest countries are getting fatter. you knew that. did you know the u.s. is leading the way in the study predicts that three out of every four americans will be overweight or obese by the year 2020. our next guest is author of "eat this and live for kids" ron colbert is a family practitioner who specializes in weight loss. unbelievable to me that the number could be that bad, 75% in about what, nine, ten years? >> in ten years it's going to be 75%. now it's about two thirds or 67% of americans are overweight aerobees. so we're about to see an epidemic. as a hrult we are -- result we're going to have healthcare cost increases as well as governments are taking notice of this and they are saying hey, america is leading the way as the fattest country in the world. jon we've seen a proposal in new york city to reduce sugar in sodas, or get soda machines out of certain places.